Vireo 3.0 : A Growing Partnership in the Service of ETDs
Following in the footsteps of the 2013 TxETDA conference presentation, “Vireo 2.0 : An Evolving Partnership in the Service of ETDs” by Laura Hammons, Kristi Park and Scott Phillips, we would like to provide an update on the growth and continued evolution of Vireo and the Vireo Users Group. Vireo is an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission and Management system developed by the Texas Digital Library as an open-source application that is growing in popularity among ETD producing institutions. In this presentation, we will discuss how we formalized the organization of the Vireo Users Group to provide clarity about roles and responsibilities and to encourage contributions and growth outside of Texas; the outcomes of the voting process and feature requests from participation by the Vireo Users Group community; the challenges and benefits of working in an open-source community from the perspective of the Texas Digital Library, developers, and Vireo Users Group Steering Committee Chairs; and the exciting plans for the next version of Vireo. We will also briefly describe the most recent enhancements which make Vireo the most robust ETD submission system available.